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Solar Cell Can Generate Power From Rain

04/11/2016, Solar cells get their energy from the sun. This means that when it rains, it will generally be cloudy, which also means that sunlight isn’t as strong as it could be. It sounds like rain would be solar’s energy, right? However it seems that Chinese...

France Wants To Cover 600 Miles Of Road In Solar Panels

03/02/2016, The idea of installing solar panels on roads isn’t particularly new. In fact if anything, it is an obvious choice due to the amount of roads available, not to mention that on open highways, many of them will be exposed to sunlight, which in turn will...

Geothermal/Solar System Used To Melt Snow-Covered Driveway

01/28/2016, Several days ago we reported that researchers had come up with an invention in the form of electrified concrete that could melt snow away. The idea is that instead of going around pouring expensive chemicals onto the snow to help clear roads and...

Solar-Powered Jacket Is A Novel Idea

01/27/2016, Now here is a wearable that harnesses the power of the sun – a solar-powered jacket, that is. ThermalTech is the company behind this Indiegogo project, where it has been deemed to be the “world’s first solar-powered smart jackets”...

US Town Rejects Solar Farm, Claims It Will Suck Up All The Sunlight

12/14/2015, Energy sources like coal and gas are limited because there is only so much of it in the whole world. This is why these days there is a greater emphasis placed on renewable energy like wind, water, and sun, where we won’t have to consume anything in...

Irish Christmas Tree Growers Resort To Technology To Prevent Theft

12/14/2015, It seems that the Christmas tree industry in Ireland is a pretty big one. According to the numbers, the value to Ireland’s economy has been estimated to be at around 21 million Euro per year, which is why it isn’t surprising that in the past few...

The HeLi-on Is A Solar Charger That Fits Into Your Pocket

12/10/2015, Thinking about doing your part for the environment? If you are, then you know that cutting back on the amount of non-renewable energy you consume is one way to do that, and if you are looking for a greener way of charging your phone, the infinityPV...

Study Suggests World Could Be 100% Powered By Renewables By 2050

11/25/2015, Companies like Apple have been making steps towards ensuring that their operations are powered by renewable energy, but Apple is just one company. There are millions of companies and billions of people, which means that everyone needs to do their part if...

The Volta Flyer Puts Our Childhood Paper Planes To Shame

11/17/2015, Admit it, at some point in time when we were children, we’ve all built planes out of paper. Some of us might be terrible at it, while some of us have successfully created paper planes that can traverse great distances. However fast forward to today, it...

Apple’s Singapore Operations Will Be 100% Renewable

11/16/2015, Apple’s desire to be as green as possible is no secret. Earlier this year the company revealed that they would be trying to make its product packaging more eco-friendly, and last year the company’s store in Japan featured a “green curtain” that...

Switzerland’s Vertical Forest Will Run On Sustainable Energy

11/12/2015, Malls and apartments due to their dense population take up a lot of energy. This is why over in Switzerland, they are looking to design what they are calling a “vertical forest”. This follows an architectural competition in which Italy’s Stefano...